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Old March 7, 2007, 03:31 PM   #14
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While the .458, .375 and similar big-bore firearms are recommended to slow or stop an attacking bear, a U.S. Forest Service study shows that people have a problem handling the severe recoil of these larger calibers.
A 45/70 has very similar recoil to a SG firing slugs.
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